Industry News

Grammies Expose Generation Chasm

If your stations are not programming Urban or CHR or Alternative, chances are the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards were largely unfamiliar to you: The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow, Fun., Gotye,…

Rep Firm Reps More

Regional Reps Corp., the country’s oldest and one of the largest independent sales representatives specializing in small and medium market Radio stations, has signed an exclusive representation agreement with West Virginia Radio’s WJLS-A/F in Beckley, West Virginia and Dailey Corp.’s…

Opry Goes Home

After three months back at its original home, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Grand Ole Oprey is returning to its own house. The Opry is the oldest continuous radio program in the nation, having started as “the WSM Barn Dance”…

Streaming Music Doesn’t Help Artists

An article in The New York Times reports that while webcasting is growing in popularity, the artists who produce the content are being left in the cold. The article notes, “From 78 r.p.m. records to the age of iTunes, artists’…

NAB 2013—There’s an App for That

The NAB is offering the “myNAB Show” app for Apple and Android devices that the organization says “is a free personal planning tool that offers easy-to-use searching, visualization and a mobile app to make the most of your time at…

Apple Playing Defense?

The new Microsoft “Surface” tablet carries up to 128GB of storage on board, and so does the new iPad, for about $800 with WiFi—almost $200 less than the Windows 8 device. Let the games begin.

RIAA Names Top 2012 Artists

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its year-end Gold & Platinum Program awards, with the most digital song download honors ever awarded—a 25% increase year-over-year, and a record breaking 139 digital songs certified Platinum in 2012. In…

Johnny Cash’s Stamp of Approval

No need for the late Country legend to walk the line, or stand in one, to become one of the faces of the Music Icons series of the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamps. According to the USPO’s announcement in its…

Record Gracie Nominations Mulled

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation says it has received a record number of entries for the 2013 Gracie Awards, recognizing exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as…

Seacrest Racks up Another Honor

The multimedia maven has been named the Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation Board. The Foundation, one of two charities affiliated with the Recording Academy, provides music education programs for high school students and schools, as well as archiving, preservation,…